Ditte Brouwers (1953) / In het Nederlands





Book editions:

Landscapes 2000 – 2004.
ISBN 90 – 9017913-5 / € 15. Ned/E.


Landscape and memory.
Capturing a moment, immersion into it and making the moment last.
“The moment” is taken in by all the senses, sound, scent etc, a complete experience as it were, 
Such is what I search for and sometimes achieve.

The skin of my landscapes are built up in layers of oils, often peeled off and destroyed to be built up once more…
That is how my landscape gets a ”soul”, as close as possible to the memory.
Traveling to destinations in Europe but also just outside of my city Amsterdam can be an inspiration.
Durgerdam, Marken and Waterland are beloved places at my fingertips, just to name a few.

Dutch writer Nescio expresses something very similar to what I am trying to convey:

“The whole world around us glittered in the light, the earth offered up light
and as far our eyes could see the world was ours, and further.” - Nescio, Boven het dal - 1961.

Or Dylan Thomas:

“All the sun long it was running, it was lovely the hay
Fields high as the house, the tunes from the chimneys, it was air
And playing, lovely and waterly.
And fire green as grass.”

Book edition – Innerground 2010: Ned/E.

Innerground; Serie of Dunescapes in Holland.
The Dutch dunes retain the memory of oppression for me. The landscape 
Is menacing because of punitive actions taken there in 1940-45.
The wind-twisted thickets and the white trees tell the story of war.
Traces of what took place all those years ago have been covered up by the wind.
This landscape, regardless of time, a silent witness.

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